Integration in East Africa (Bachelor's Degree Africa)

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Eastern Africa Economic Integration (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, fourth semester)


Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Subject - “Eastern Africa Economic Integration” (2 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (fourth semester)

Course Business in East Africa

The main objective of the subject “Doing Business in East Africa”, is to offer a global vision of the Eastern African Markets.

  1. To learn to do business in Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Sudan, Ethiopia...
  2. To understand the importance of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the East African Community (EAC)
  3. To analyse the business opportunities, international trade and Foreign Direct Investment in East Africa
  4. To know the trade agreements of the region
  5. To know the main Businessmen of East Africa
  6. To know the main ports and Trans-African corridors of East Africa
  7. To develop a Business Plan for East Africa

Syllabus of the Program: Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

  1. Introduction to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  2. Region of the IGAD (East Africa): Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda
  3. Regional Integration Process and trade agreements
  4. Region of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development: challenges and opportunities
  5. Partners Forum of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  6. Economic Cooperation and social development
  7. Economy, International Trade, industry, tourism, transport, information technology and communications in the region of the IGAD

Objectives of the Program “Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)”:

  1. To understand the objectives and institutions of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the IGAD and the areas of cooperation (economic, social...)
  3. To analyse the process of Regional Economic Integration and International Trade between the member countries of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

Syllabus of the Program: International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

  1. Introduction to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. Main Programs of the Conference
  3. Peace and security
  4. Democracy and good governance
  5. Economic development and regional integration
    1. Northern Corridor
    2. Trans-African highway (Mombasa-Lagos)
    3. Project of the Lobito Corridor
    4. Project of the South Corridor
  6. Cross-cutting issues
  7. Genocide prevention
  8. Regional Initiative against the illegal exploitation of the natural resources

Objectives of the Program “International Conference on the Great Lakes Region”:

  1. To understand the objectives and functions of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and the areas of cooperation
  3. To analyse the economic development and regional integration

Syllabus of the Program: Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).

  1. Introduction to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
  2. Economic profile of the Nile Basin
  3. Advantages for Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda
  4. Structure of the Nile Basin Initiative
  5. Plans and strategic projects of the Nile Basin Initiative

Syllabus of the Program: Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)

  1. Introduction to Indian Ocean Commission (East Africa)
  2. General Secretary of the Commission
  3. Countries of the Indian Ocean Commission: the Union of the Comoros, Reunion Island (France), Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles
  4. European Union and the Indian Ocean Commission
  5. Preferential Trade Regime of the Indian Ocean Commission
  6. Rules and certificate of origin of Indian Ocean Commission

 East African Economic Integration

Note. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the SADC and the tripartite and the East African Community (EAC) are analysed in the subject: African economic organisations and regional integration of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business.

We Trust in Africa

  1. ECTS = European Transfer and Accumulation System
  2. CECT = Credit of Capitalisable and Transferable Evaluation (CAMES)

Samples: Eastern Africa Economic Integration (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, fourth semester)

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD

International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)

Nile Basin Initiative

Indian Ocean Commission

Language of the subject “The Eastern Africa Economic Integration” of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (fourth semester): English or Spanish Licenciatura África French Licence Afrique Portuguese Bachelor's Degree Africa



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